Cocktail Hour: 5:30 pm
State of the Industry: 6:30 pm
The State of the Industry Dinner is always held opening night of the show. The 2016 event was packed, and we recommend you mark you calendars now for 2017.
The State of the Industry Dinner recognizes the important accomplishments of our industry during the last year as well as addresses the important challenges we’ll face in the upcoming year. Steve Sanetti, National Shooting Sports Foundation President, presents industry updates important for every professional to hear.
The State of the Industry dinner is packed every year, and the evening is an enjoyable way to make valuable new connections.
ABOUT MIKE ROWE:
Mike Rowe has been called the “dirtiest man on TV,” a title he earned while hosting the hit TV series, Dirty Jobs, a show that paid tribute to the hardworking people who make civilized life possible for the rest of us. He worked as a good-humored apprentice on more than 300 different, unglamorous jobs— from boiler repairman to abandoned mine plugger. On Somebody’s Gotta Do It, Mike introduces viewers to innovators, do-gooders, and entrepreneurs who march to the beat of a different drum. He is also well known for narrating documentaries and television shows about everything from lions of the Serengeti to fisherman in the Aleutian Islands.
As CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, Mike spends a significant amount of time speaking about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work, highlighting the widening skills gap, and challenging the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path to take for the most people. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial assistance to people working towards a technical or vocational education in a skilled trade program. The Foundation has been instrumental in granting more than $3 million in scholarships, like the Work Ethic Scholarship Program, for trade schools across the country.